PET-CT and PET-MRI in Neurology

SWOT Analysis Applied to Hybrid Imaging

  • Andrea Ciarmiello
  • Luigi Mansi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Girolamo Garreffa, Gisela Hagberg, Luca Indovina
      Pages 3-12
    3. Michele Larobina, Carmela Nappi, Valeria Gaudieri, Alberto Cuocolo
      Pages 13-21
    4. Isabella Castiglioni, Francesca Gallivanone, Maria Carla Gilardi
      Pages 23-30
    5. Mattia Riondato, William C. Eckelman
      Pages 31-57
    6. Francesca Arena, Silvio Aime, Francesco Blasi
      Pages 59-70
  3. Most Frequent Clinical Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Marco Aiello, Carlo Cavaliere, M. Inglese, S. Monti, Marco Salvatore
      Pages 73-87
    3. V. Camacho, Ignasi Carrió
      Pages 89-102
    4. Andrea Varrone, Sabina Pappatà, Mario Quarantelli
      Pages 103-125
    5. Gilles N. Stormezand, Ronald J. H. Borra, Hans C. Klein, Peter Jan Van Laar, Ronald Boellaard, Rudi A. J. O. Dierckx
      Pages 127-138
    6. Martina Sollini, Roberto Boni, Elena Lazzeri, Paola Anna Erba
      Pages 139-176
    7. Giampiero Giovacchini, Victoria Salati, Valentina Garibotto
      Pages 177-194
    8. Giovanni Morana, Silvia Daniela Morbelli, Arnoldo Piccardo, Andrea Rossi, Andrea Ciarmiello
      Pages 195-217
  4. Less Frequent Clinical Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Andrea Ciarmiello, Giampiero Giovacchini
      Pages 221-230
    3. Angelina Cistaro
      Pages 231-246
    4. Carlo Cavaliere, Marco Aiello, Andrea Soddu
      Pages 247-249
    5. Elisabetta Giovannini, Giampiero Giovacchini, Andrea Ciarmiello
      Pages 251-262
    6. Lorenzo Stefano Maffioli, Luca Dellavedova, Luigia Florimonte
      Pages 263-267
  5. SWOT Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Andrea Ciarmiello, Luigi Mansi, Ignasi Carrio
      Pages 297-310
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 311-319

About this book


Using SWOT analysis, this book examines in detail the strengths and weaknesses of the hybrid modalities PET-CT and PET-MRI for imaging of the central nervous system, comparing their merits and evaluating their advantages over the stand-alone modalities. The aim is to employ a truly systematic approach in order to define the potential clinical benefit of these modalities and to identify shortcomings, opportunities, and threats. Clinical application of the modalities is explored in a range of conditions, including dementia and related disorders, movement disorders, psychiatric disorders, cerebrovascular disease, infection/inflammation, brain tumors, and pediatric neurologic disorders. In addition, the basics of hybrid imaging are addressed, covering physics, instrumentation, data analysis and quantitation, radiopharmaceuticals, and contrast media. PET-CT and PET-MRI in Neurology, written by experts from Europe and the United States, will be essential reading for imaging specialists and of value for neurologists, psychiatrists, neurosurgeons, and pediatricians.


Brain Health technology assessment Hybrid imaging Neuroimaging PET/MRI PET/CT SWOT Analysis Healthcare decision making

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Ciarmiello
    • 1
  • Luigi Mansi
    • 2
  1. 1.S. Andrea HospitalDepartment of Nuclear MedicineLa SpeziaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear MedicineSecond University of NaplesNapoliItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-31612-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-31614-7
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